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Artpark & Company elects officers, welcomes 5 new directors, reports on successful season

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Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:25 pm
From left, back row: Artpark & Company board treasurer Stephen Turner, director Edward Perlman, director Michael Hickey, director Michael McInerney and board secretary Vincent Agnello; front row: Artpark Executive Director Sonia Kozlova Clark, board Chairwoman Joanne Bauer, director Allison Appoloney and board Vice Chairwoman Alison Lytle.
From left, back row: Artpark & Company board treasurer Stephen Turner, director Edward Perlman, director Michael Hickey, director Michael McInerney and board secretary Vincent Agnello; front row: Artpark Executive Director Sonia Kozlova Clark, board Chairwoman Joanne Bauer, director Allison Appoloney and board Vice Chairwoman Alison Lytle.

Artpark & Company’s board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization’s annual meeting on Oct. 15 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.

Joanne Bauer of Employer Services Corp. was named the new chairwoman. Vincent Agnello of Niagara University will now serve as board secretary. Re-elected officers include Alison Lytle of Lytle Associates as vice chair and Stephen Turner of the Bonadio Group as treasurer. 

Allison Appoloney of Delaware North, Pamela Priest of Complete Wellness Arts & Science Center, Edward Perlman of Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP, Michael Hickey of Bond, Schoeneck and King Attorneys and Michael McInerney of Modern Disposal are newly elected directors. 

The board re-elected the following directors to three-year terms: Agnello, Bauer, Jason Brydges, Thomas Burrows, Gary Marchiori, Daniel Montante, Duncan Smith and Turner. 

Lewiston Town Supervisor Steve Broderick, Thomas Brydges, Daniel Cantara III, Terry Collesano, Thomas Fatta, Brian Geary, Michele O. Heffernan, Pamela Jacobs-Vogt, Seymour Knox IV, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt, Sophia Smith, Richard Soluri, Lorie Washuta, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh were elected to the advisory council for a one-year term.

Artpark’s 2019 season featured a wide variety of programming for all ages, including 19 amphitheater concerts, 17 Mainstage Theatre concerts and performances, and 77 events for community/family. These events attracted 128,000 people with an economic impact of $9.3 million. Selected highlights included the launch of the Artpark Bridges community outreach program, the inaugural Strawberry Moon Festival celebrating the deep connections to local Native American populations, and the U.S. premiere of “Pearl” by France’s Plasticiens Volants.

Artpark also embarked upon a master plan for development of park grounds, facilities and arts programs within its mission of “Artpark = Arts + Nature + Culture.”

For more information on Artpark & Company’s activities and initiatives, visit artpark.net.

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